Quality Staff Management - Workforce Topics

Thursday - October 27, 2016

It's hard to know how to prevent employee burnout in a way that's best for your organization, but employee happiness is worth trying to the tune of a 12% increase in productivity.

Here are a few tactics for managers to utilize to prevent employee burnout.

Friday - September 30, 2016

Business owners, and managers, lead by example. The values and work ethic displayed by a company's decision makers have a direct influence on company culture, and many times, on a business' profitability.

Time management improves the efficiency and effectiveness of a business, and business owners should continuously work on developing, or improving, their own time management skills.

Friday - September 9, 2016

Who doesn't love a good movie? One of our favorite guilty pleasures is "Armageddon", a 1998 story about a group of misfits who need to drill into a giant asteroid and nuke it to prevent the end of the world.

Not only does it combine Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton with a little Aerosmith, but it also points out a lot of the top workforce management lessons that most managers and team leaders would do well to learn.

Wednesday - September 7, 2016

How much are you missing out on business by not following SaaS pricing best practices? What could your revenues be if you were hitting your target market instead of struggling with a strategy of lowest-bidder SaaS pricing?

Thursday - September 1, 2016

Behind every prosperous business is a team of motivated employees that value the success of the company. Employee happiness is an incredibly important measure of a company’s success, in fact, 36% of employees said that they would willingly give up $5,000 a year in salary if it meant they would be happier at work.

Monday - August 22, 2016

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is health care reform legislation. It consists of the Patient Protection Act, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act and parts of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, as well as amendments made to existing laws and regulations.

Wednesday - August 17, 2016

In the service industry, there are many different tactics and techniques that can be utilized to increase employees' tips. This topic stirs memories of a Seinfeld episode, where Jerry is more aware of a tipping tactic than his fellow booth patron George, who easily falls victim to a well-timed compliment. On a more serious note, check out these options for service industry employees to learn how to make good tips.

Monday - August 15, 2016

Consistently high rates of turnover can cost your company a lot of money and time. The most well-known problem caused by high job turnover rates is that you're always looking to hire and train new employees. However, there are a lot of other issues that are caused by high employee turnover, and these impact your current staff that's been willing to stand by your company.

Friday - August 12, 2016

Cloud-based systems are common in almost every aspect of business, from email accounts to streaming feeds from security systems, so it's only natural that employee tracking software would head to the cloud. You probably want to know why that makes sense for you.

Thursday - August 4, 2016

Sometimes it's best to learn from the greats. We've looked for top keys to success from all over the world, and decided to put together a few of our favorite inspiring business tips. You'll learn a lot about business and yourself in the list below. So let's dive in. Here are 10 of the best-inspired business tips for entrepreneurs and companies looking to grow.

Tuesday - August 2, 2016

Investing in technology is a big concern for small businesses. Tech tools are essential for competing in the 21st century, but sometimes the cost of new hardware systems put such tools beyond the reach of a small business. Luckily, software as a service - commonly shortened to SaaS - is an innovative cloud service management approach that greatly reduces the initial cost of utilizing such tools.

Tuesday - July 26, 2016

Scheduling software can make it easy to know you have the right amount of people for each shift or are deploying the right assets for a job. There are a lot of business benefits beyond that, too. Here is a quick look at four ways scheduling software from Orbital Shift can inject business growth and employee satisfaction into your daily operations.

Monday - June 27, 2016

We’ll be the first to admit it: Employee time tracking software isn’t the first thing most businesses think of when they’re trying to cut costs or improve revenue. Changing suppliers, adjusting your supply chain and new product releases are all more common places to start.

But employee payroll usually accounts for 30 to 50 percent of a business’ expenses. And outdated time tracking accounts for thousands of wasted dollars each year. One study found that businesses who updated their time tracking software...

Thursday - May 26th, 2016

The Obama administration’s overtime law, updating the federal wage and overtime standards, has been signed and will go into effect December 1, 2016. Is your organization ready?

The new Department Of Labor Overtime Law changes overtime pay eligibility so employees earning less than $47,476 a year will automatically need to be paid overtime if they work more than...

Tuesday - May 10th, 2016

Companies that pay some or all of their employees by the hour have the option to keep track of time worked in 1, 5, 10 or 15-minute increments. But what is the best way to handle those “in-between” situations where workers clock in or out somewhere within the predetermined interval

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers may institute a practice known as time rounding...

Tuesday - May 3rd, 2016

An autocratic, authoritative management style no longer works for motivating the modern employee. It takes a little more finesse and strong people skills to reach today’s millennials and make them feel that their contributions are valued.

Here are a few employee motivation tips that can help you improve motivation in your organization...

Monday - March 28th, 2016

Employee scheduling and time tracking can be burdensome processes. However, the failure to manage either one effectively can result in a substantial waste of money for any company. And the larger the size of your organization and the more employees you have to manage, the bigger the ...

Wednesday - February 17th, 2016

Are spiraling labor costs having a negative impact on your company’s bottom line? Employee costs are one of the biggest expenses incurred by any business. If you’re still relying on a manual timekeeping system or an outdated punch clock to help you manage your payroll, your labor expenses are likely to be much higher than they should be. One could make the argument that ...

Wednesday - August 13th, 2014

Lets simplify the jargon in that subtitle. You may be thinking, “SaaS - what’s that? SaaS is short for Software as a Service, which basically means it is web based, or online. This means there is no software to install, no frequent updates to download and maintain, or additional hardware to purchase. It is typically a monthly subscription and ...

Thursday - July 17th, 2014

How familiar are you with the scheduling time suck vortex? Probably very familiar, if the following methods ring a bell.

  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Chain emails
  • Individual phone calls with staff
  • Paper schedules
  • Post it notes and bulletin boards
  • Time off request forms

If you are using any of the above, we are certain you are losing money and valuable ...

Wednesday - June 25th, 2014

Last month, the AZ Central reported that the SPD exceeded their overtime budget for employees by nearly $1 million. A Republic analysis of overtime data, obtained through a public-records request, showed that of the 822 employees who received overtime in the prior fiscal year, the average annual payout was $7,880. Greater than $20,000 in overtime ...

Tuesday - February 4th, 2014

Areas of waste in workforce management are not always obvious. And unanticipated labor costs can surprise managers of companies large or small. We think of these as the secret costs of labor.

Consider an employee who clocks in early or clocks out late or one who gets into an unintentional overtime situation. Multiply those unanticipated costs by ...

Wednesday - May 15th, 2013

We were startled when we heard that 97 percent of mobile subscribers will read a text message within the first four minutes of receiving it.

But it makes sense. Over 90 percent of Americans keep their cellphones within three feet of them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text messaging, or SMS (Short Messaging Service), began commercially in 1995.

Friday - April 5th, 2013

It was a disaster for the families.

But it started well. The inventor of an early version of the time clock was a jeweler, Willard Legrand Bundy of Auburn, New York. His brother, Harlow Bundy, an entrepreneur, formed Bundy Manufacturing Company in 1889 to produce Willard’s time clock. Their “workman’s time-recorder” captured on paper tape the ...